Lieutenant Governor’s failed lawsuit against Governor Cooper in an attempt to end his protective executive orders garnered widespread coverage across the state.
WRAL: Lt. Gov. drops suit against Cooper over pandemic shutdown
WNCN: Lt. Gov. Forest drops lawsuit against Gov. Cooper over COVID-19 safety orders, AG Stein says
News and Observer: Judge rules for Cooper, against Forest, in lawsuit over coronavirus shutdown orders
WRAL: Judge rejects effort to halt Cooper’s pandemic shutdown powers
AP: Cooper wins key ruling in COVID-19 legal fight with Forest
WNCN: Judge rules against Lt. Gov. Forest’s attempt to limit Gov. Cooper’s coronavirus orders
WTVD: Judge rules against Forest in lawsuit over Cooper’s pandemic orders
Fox 8: Judge denies Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s push to halt shutdown orders amid pandemic
WXII 12: North Carolina judge denies Dan Forest’s injunction to reopen more of the state’s economy
WITN: Judge rules in favor of Cooper in COVID-19 shutdown lawsuit
Policy Watch: Court denies Lt. Governor’s request for injunction on Governor’s pandemic orders
As for Dan Forest, he seemed to throw the towel in, tweeting, “I did my part” after the news broke. Later that day, he was pictured fishing.